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Wednesday, October 26, 2005


In adversity we usually want God to do a removing job when He wants to do an improving job. To realize the worth of the anchor, we need to feel the storm. - Source Unknown.

We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. - Rom 8:26a.

Yesterday in Part 1, we looked at the sad fact of many Christians, who have never understood the way God works for them, they struggle on, day by day, in the misguided concept that it all depends on them and their abilities. If we could just grasp, how the power of God works for us, we could relax, and enjoy our walk with Him, as we realise that, “...If God is on our side, can anyone be against us?”

We also looked at how God strengthened our prayer life, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and today we study how...

God Always Works For The Good Of Everyone Who Loves Him.

God Is Always Working With Us... We work together with God, and we beg you to make good use of God's kindness to you. In the Scriptures God says, "When the time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came to save you." That time has come. This is the day for you to be saved. - 2Co 6:1-2.

God is continually working with us to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ! He reminds us, of the time that He heard our cry for help when we were lost in sin, and by His grace we were saved, through the sacrificial death of His dear son Jesus. Now it is time for us to help others, who are in trouble, and desperate to be rescued from the kingdom of darkness. The time has come when we must work with Him, and for Him, now is the day for the sinner’s salvation! We must share the good news of Jesus! Hallelujah, what a Saviour, what a Lord!

During the building of the Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco Bay, construction fell badly behind schedule because several workers had accidentally fallen from the scaffolding to their deaths. Engineers and administrators could find no solution to the costly delays. Finally, someone suggested a gigantic net be hung under the bridge to catch any who fell. Finally in spite of the enormous cost, the engineers opted for the net. After it was installed, progress was hardly interrupted. A worker or two fell into the net but were saved. Ultimately, all the time lost to fear was regained, by replacing fear with faith in the net.

As we paid nothing for God's eternal love and nothing for the Son of His love, and nothing for His Spirit and our grace and faith, and nothing for our eternal rest...What an astonishing thought it will be to think of the immeasurable difference between our deserving and our receiving. O, how free was all this love, and how free is this enjoyed glory...So then let "Deserved" be written on the floor of hell but on the door of heaven and life. - Richard Baxter.

For The Good Of Everyone... My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested. But you must learn to endure everything, so that you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything. - James 1:2-4.

We Christians should be glad when we are in trouble! Because we have to learn how to trust the Lord, and this comes about by having our trust in Him tested. These are not pleasant times, but we should rejoice as our endurance is strengthened by God, this will bring us to complete maturity, and we will not be lacking in anything, but we will be totally instructed, in every part of the doctrines of His word, and in His complete will concerning us. Hallelujah! Test me Lord!

First, He brought me here, it is by His will I am in this strait place: in that fact I will rest.
Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child.
Then, He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last, In His good time He can bring me out again, how and when He knows.
Let me say I am here, (1) By God's appointment, (2) In His keeping, (3) Under His training, (4) For His time. - Andrew Murray.

Who Loves Him... Jesus replied: If anyone loves me, they will obey me. Then my Father will love them, and we will come to them and live in them. But anyone who doesn't love me, won't obey me. What they have heard me say doesn't really come from me, but from the Father who sent me. - John 14:23-24.

Our love for God is wrapped up in our obedience to Him, and His commands. If we love Him, we learn from His teachings, and then put them into practice. If our love for Him resides in us, He knows that we will share the gospel of Jesus, if we don’t, then we don’t love Him, it is as simple as that. God knows those who love Him, and is always at work in them. There are too many Christians, who are afraid and ashamed to tell others about His love, grace and mercy. So be it, but that is not the practice of those who love Him, perfect love casts out all fear!

Instant obedience is the only kind of obedience there is; delayed obedience is disobedience. Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience, withdraws from Grace. - Thomas a` Kempis.

I have said it before, and I say it again, if God is on our side, who can be against us! Hallelujah!

Loving Father, I thank you that you are continually working in me, and I take great comfort and encouragement from that. I also thank you for the Holy Spirit who helps me through all this, that I may bring glory to Jesus, in everything I do. In His wonderful name I pray. Amen!


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